2017 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships to bring estimated $14 million to Seattle
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FRISCO, Texas (May 24, 2017) — The 2017 US Youth Soccer Region IV (West) Championships, to be played June 19-25, will provide an estimated economic impact of $14 million to the Seattle, Wash., area. Games will be played at the 60 Acres Soccer Complex in Redmond, Wash.
Local restaurants, hotels, retail stores and others will benefit from the more than 4,800 players, coaches, and team and tournament officials, along with an estimated 3,000 spectators attending the six-day tournament. Visitors to Seattle will book an estimated 13,000 room nights at area hotels.
More than 230 of the top boys and girls US Youth Soccer teams from Region IV will compete at the 60 Acres Soccer Complex in Redmond, Wash., during the event. The state of Washington last hosted the Region IV Championships in 2004, when the tournament took place in Spokane.
“It is an honor to be chosen to hold the US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships in the Seattle area and set the tone for the prized US Youth Soccer National Championships this July in Frisco, Texas,” said Terry Fisher, Executive Director of Washington Youth Soccer. “Soccer means a great deal to this community — from the youth level up to the professional ranks. We are delighted to host the best players and teams from across the region in this elite competition and utilize our top-tier facilities and volunteers.”
US Youth Soccer State Cup champions and select runners-up from 14 US Youth Soccer State Associations in Region IV, including host Washington Youth Soccer will participate. The other State Associations represented are Alaska, Arizona, California North, California South, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.
Regional winners of the 13U through 19/20U age groups earn a berth to the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships, July 24-30, at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas. One of the 14 national crowns awarded is the James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in youth sports, dating back to 1935 with the inaugural youth championships.
The dates and locations for the 2017 US Youth Soccer Regional Championships and the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships are as follows:
2017 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships | Spotsylvania, Va.
Virginia Soccer Training Center, Patriot Park & Embrey Mill Complex
Round Robin: June 30 -July 2
Semis: July 3
Finals: July 4
2017 US Youth Soccer Region II Championships | Sioux Falls, S.D.
Yankton Trail Park
Round Robin: June 23-25
Semis: June 27
Finals: June 28
2017 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships | Greensboro, N.C.
BB&T Soccer Complex at Bryan Park
Opening Ceremony: June 22
Round Robin: June 23-25
Quarters: June 26 (13UB, 14U, 15U, 16U)
Semis/ Quarters: June 27 (Semifinals 19U/ Quarters 13UG, 17U & 18U)
Finals/ Semis: June 28 (Finals 19U/ Semis 13U-18U)
Finals: June 29 (Finals 13U-18U)
2017 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships | Seattle, Wash.
60 Acres Soccer Complex
Registration: June 18
Round Robin: June 19-21
Semis: June 24
Finals: June 25
2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships | Frisco, Texas
Toyota Soccer Center
Player Luncheon: July 24
Round Robin: July 25-27
Semis: July 29 (15U-19/20U)
Finals: July 29 (13U & 14U); July 30 (15U-19/20U)
For more information on the US Youth Soccer National Championships, visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org, the online home for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, providing the latest in news, information and more. Get all US Youth Soccer National Championship Series updates on Twitter: @usysncs.